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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.
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Fab Matilda Show

Saw Matilda the other week ago and I completely loved it. The show was absolutly fantastic, the music was fun, the staging was creative, the actors and actresses were so super... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Saw Matilda the other week ago and I completely loved it. The show was absolutly fantastic, the music was fun, the staging was creative, the actors and actresses were so super talented. Highly recommend seeing this show! I bought my ticket from amazon local for £35 and was sat up at the top but would have liked a better seat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Matilda is simply brilliant.Very well done, funny, little scary, great cast and good songs. Must be 6 yrs or older but the don't check, bumper seats available. High prices in theatre for water, snacks and mementos - beware!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Matilda totally fantastic, fantastic nights entertainment, excellent theatre in great location, good views even from the upper circle

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I really recommend the show, it's excellent, lovely interpretation of a classic story, some very young kids in the crowd perhaps suited more age 8/9+. Set was also great very clever. however the theatre was cramped & hot as a venue.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We where in a box to watch Matilda which was excellent. It has a good view and a shop in the interval was just outside. However the toilets could have been better and for the first half a worker was shouting at a man to switch off his phone. Which caused more disturbance than the actual phone. He could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lively and literate story. Worth listening ahead to the CD, so that you get the intricate, clever words of Minchin's songs. Fast and energetic staging, with children taking major parts. Accessible for children, but adults will find it enjoyable.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went with a large party of school children, who had performed the show, for their parents the day before. Excellent show Anna Louise as Matilda was outstanding. Very happy tired children on the coach home. Theatre staff very helpful. Only 5 toilets but in excellent condition, and easily flushable (unlike many theatre I have visited) Overall a very good evening... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Ok, you pay over $150 US for a ticket to see a musical and you can't afford to give your guests A/C and clean washrooms? Really? I have seen cleaner washrooms in third world countries than this place. Unacceptable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We've seen a few musicals with our children but everyone said Matilda is the best and so we had to go and see for ourselves. I haven't read the book and so don't know how close it is to the original, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the child actors were incredible and also the head mistress. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I went to see Matilda The Musical with my daughter and we had a fantastic Saturday afternoon. The show was amazing and very well put together. The theatre itself was lovely and it felt like the show was just for us!

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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